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Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-12-2004

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Photo of drpimento
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, really hard to fault this beer. Poured at a good temperature with colossal, off-white, fluffy, foamy, frothy, billowy head that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber with a ridiculous number of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, bread dough, malt, spice. Flavor's like nose with sweet on top and cut by carbonic tang and finally by bitter of hop and yeast. Huge mouth fill and perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, lasts a while, and has some alcohol warmth. Fab beer! Wish I could get it locally.

Photo of francisweizen
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another awesome Belgian style beer from Quebec, who knew? Martin:-)? Anyway, what others have said about this one is true, the appearance is very different than that of your average triple. This triple pours out a fiery reddish amber colour with orange edges and a nice off-white head that stays for ages, leaving nice lacing. The aroma is very spicy with coriander coming through strongly. I also smell some sweet fruit aromas, apricots come to mind. The taste is very spicy up front with the coriander taking center stage again, the middle is fruity with some dried fruit notes coming into play, and the finish is dry, a bit hoppy, and a little bitter. All, in all, this beer reminds me (in appearance, aroma, abv, and taste) of Maudite from Unibroue. In fact it reminds me of Maudite, a lot! The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the drinkability is very good for a 9%abv brew! Another winner from Charelvoix!

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of andrenaline
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to see these offerings at the LCBO, certainly a nice treat.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet yeast ester notes, cloves and bananas, honey and a touch of leafy green hops.

T - Much like the nose with the sweet yeast esters and cloves, sweet alcohol adds a bit of heat, and the leafy green hops adding a touch of bitterness. Full flavoured tripel, but surprisingly drinkable.

M - Heavy on the carbonation, filling the mouth with big bubbled swigs, goes down a tad prickly but finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - A complex ale that will give your tastebuds a run for their money. Worth grabbing a bottle and I'll be grabbing a few more before they disappear from the shelves.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was surprised to see this at The Strath liquor store wile in Victoria over the weekend! I don't think I've ever seen it locally.

Appearance . Pours a beautiful gold with a little haze. Topped with almost two fingers of fluffy white head.

Smell. Big light fruits and Belgian yeast, sweet light malts, more fruit coming in the form of red and green apples, and just a hint of classic Belgian spicing.

Taste. Apple juice and nice fruity belgian yeast, pears and peaches, very light clove and bruised banana.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, carbonation is pretty strong but fine and fairly soft.

Overall. Really nice stuff. One of the better tripels I've had for sure.

Photo of kwjd
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow-orange colour with thick white head. As it dissipates, it leaves a nice ring on top and a layer of lacing all over the glass. Smells of pears and the Belgian yeast. Little bit of noticable hop bitterness in the flavour, with some of fruity sweetness. Complex flavour. Very smooth mouthfeel. This may be my favourite Canadian tripel.

As I keep working my way through beers from this brewery, I'm constantly impressed.

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bobsy
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to zorprime for the bottle - I'm a huge fan of Belgian styles, so this is a good one for me to try - cheers Eric!

This tripel pours a slightly cloudy deep gold with a large foamy white head. The colour is bright, radiant and attractive, while the bone-white head leaves fingers of lace and never really goes away, thanks to steady streams of bubbles reaching up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is simply sublime. Really, its a huge fruit salad, with strong notes of ripe mango, pear, apple and tropical fruit. A slight soapiness adds to the mix in what is otherwise a very soft, fragrant, juicy and floral bouquet. If my wife started wearing this scent I wouldn't mind! It even improves as the beer warms, with honeydew melon joining the party.

After the spectacular stage set by the aroma, its hard for the flavour to keep up, but it performs gamely and reveals Dominus Vobsicum to be a very well-constructed tripel. Its not surprise that a tropical fruitiness dominates proceedings, and it provides a light sweetness throughout, before being cut short by a moderately bitter finish. A nice floral aftertaste lingers on the palate. I'm enjoying this and want to give the taste more than a 4 in this category, but is not a 4.5 either.

The carbonation reveals this beer's only flaw. Tripels are supposed to be highly carbonated, but the best still manage to feel soft and luxurious in the mouth. Dominus Vobiscum falls short of this, and its aggressive bubbles feel a touch too prickly. Its a distracting factor in what is otherwise a style-appropriate body. A slight warming betrays the ABV, but in a way that enhances, rather than detracts from the experience.

This is a great tripel, and a very enjoyable drinking experience. However, it is hurt by the prickly carbonation, and I wish they'd reined it in to complete an impressive all-round package. This is a good beer, though. Give her a swirl and you'll be okay - I was.

Photo of jrenihan
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled July 27, 2011

Beer is a very clear, light golden colour. A huge, frothy white head builds up during the port but begins to dissipate very quickly. Very little lacing.

Not to confuse senses, but the smell is very smooth and velvety. Honey, lemon, chamomile, banana, yeast and miscellanous light fruits. Reminiscent of Triple Karmeliet but not in the same league.

Taste has a lot of the same flavours. Light fruit, apple, banana, honey and a bit of peppery spice. A bit of an alcohol burn at the end. A slight malty flavour.

Pretty high carbonation level- a bit for much for me, some irritation. Medium to heavy body. Alcohol dries out the mouth a bit. Improves as the beer settles a bit.

Overall, a good tripel but not fantastic. I like this brewery a lot and was actually a little disappointed by this one, as it is one of my favourite styles. Still, cannot get down on it- definitely a good beer and one I would be happy to have often.

Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of IronDjinn
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this stuff is appealing all around. 500 ml squat brown bottle, classy font and the image on the label--a fiery twilight sky over a small port nestled in a valley--foreshadows what is to be found once these contents are poured out from this container. A ruddy golden in appearance capped by a massive creamy white head, a tripel just on the verge of sunset. An effervescence on the nose, light and soothing, mild aromas of golden bread, yeast, with faint hints of pepper, coriander and apricot. The taste impresses even more, not bold but very rounded and flavourful. Alcohol-laced bread up front, with a swatch of mild spice in the middle, which then rounds out with a light lemony citrus twist on the finish. Not at all overpowering for the alcohol content, in fact an applaudable show of craftsmanship to contain a profile that could otherwise get right out of control, to keep it succinct instead of going off in every direction. A well-contained balanced tripel. The mouthfeel is the converse of the aroma, it is thick and full and creamy, yet takes a light billowy texture on the finish, more akin to what the aroma first hinted at. Although I like a decent tripel every once in a while, it isn't a style I aggressively seek out on a regular basis. However this Dominus Vobiscum, if it ever were available locally, would easily become a mainstay in my fridge and in one of my chalices, I never thought I could ever consider a tripel as a session beer. One that would have to be reined in tightly so that things wouldn't end in tears the next day, but easily a Belgian that I could spend a very comfortable and pleasurable evening with. Many thanks and a humble bow to Goldorak for his fine taste in BIF-ing this to me. In my eyes Quebec still remains the cultural capital of Canada, and that goes double for the majority of their microbreweries as well.

Photo of grub
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viggo shared this one too. thanks eric!

500ml bottle. sampled jan 29/09.

pours deep yellow with just a touch of haze. a big fluffy white head forms, dropping fairly fast but leaving a solid sheet of lace.

aroma is nice. like the dubbel, there seems to be a touch of funk there along with the usual tripel character. bit of lemon. belgian yeasty spice. light caramel and unrefined sugar. white bread and cracker. bit of alcohol. touch of lemon and leather and barnyard funk.

taste is good. slightly soapy floral hop character. just a hint of sweetness, more unrefined sugar than caramel. white bread and cracker. light alcohol. bit of light belgian spice. touch of lemon. low bitterness level. touch of leather and green tobacco leaf. bit of citrus too.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body, not quite as dry as i'd expect. medium-high carbonation level.

drinkability is pretty good. nice balance. good stuff.

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of peensteen
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orange/blonde colour, one finger of dense white head, settles to a layer of white head on top that retains forever, some lace left behind. Smell is yeasty up front, lots of lemon and citrus, hoppy, green apple, sweet candy like notes, some banana, tropical fruit, very fruity. Taste is fruity and yeasty, green apple, citrus, lemon rind, bubble gum in finish, moderate hop profile, spices in aftertaste. High carbonation, med weight, med-full body. Nice and complex but very approachable, I really enjoyed this, had this at volo a couple years back and it blew me away, wasn't as impressed this time but it is still top notch and still love it.

Photo of DaPan
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes on March 26, 2011. Thanks Michael for sharing. Bottle dated November 16, 2010.

Beer on lees, so we made sure to pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment. Poured crystal clear, yellow, with no head (likely due to careful pour). What foam did form disappeared quickly. Some lacing.

Aromas of apple, fruit and alcohol in the bouquet.

The taste was a bit harsh. Fruity and a bit bracing. Could do with some aging to take the edge off.

Mouthfeel was high carbonation, a little much for me and acidic.

This is a decent Canadian Triple, but still not quite in the same league as Fin du Monde. If I see some on my next Montreal visit, will grab some and age for 2 years or so and give it another go.

Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured VERY slowly and still the tower of head is almost uncontrollable and keeps replicating itself from the bottom up, extremely bubbly cloudy golden, the massive head is cool but a little annoying where you're itching to drink
S - smells of fruit syrup and clove-like spices, some grainy wheat malt, along with some leafy hops and light banana notes
T - strong classic belgian yeast notes of clove and banana, there is a syrupy sweetness mixed with a peppery spiciness for a good balance
M - very carbonated sting like champagne, refreshing and somewhat dry, finishing with a tingly mix of bubbles and spices
D - I decided to go big on my first of the Dominus series and was not disappointed, it has classic strong belgian flavours, the alcohol is there but not prominent, the only thing that was a bit much for me was the carbonation, but a very nice triple

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of papat444
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, bottled 2012/10/02.

Appearance: Pale gold, pretty clear with slight haze, nice voluminous white head that lasts super long with some lacing.

Smell: Pears, yeast brings out a flowery aroma, heady with hints of spices.

Taste: Mix of pears, bananas, citrus fruit, tail end has a bready feel with some mild spicing.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, nice & long feel.

Overall: I always enjoy Charlevoix's tripel, maybe more so than Unibroue's.

Photo of SebD
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of banana, citrusy/tropical fruit, piney hops, some spices and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice tropical and citrusy fruit feel, piney hops in the back, banana, nice cloves and spices and some yeast

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Photo of Beerlover
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.